Gifted Reviews

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September 1, 2017
It's good to see [Marc Webb] back working on more intimate material, even though Gifted isn't entirely satisfactory.
August 30, 2017
Gifted is not your run-of-the-mill melodrama. More like an exceptional melodrama. It still plays the violin, if you get what I mean, but the violinist is skilful.
June 29, 2017
Gifted gives glorified TV movies a better name.
June 18, 2017
Emotional manipulation gets a bad press. But, hey, sometimes being milked for tears is fun.
June 18, 2017
There's enough believable chemistry between Evans and Grace for it all to work.
June 16, 2017
Films that are so good in so many ways do not come around very often.
June 16, 2017
It disappointingly gets tangled up in plot contrivances, and the real issue of gifted children is just a gooey fantasy.
June 15, 2017
Evans's dependable charisma and Grace's defiant odd-duck quality just about keep the basic story afloat, but only just.
June 15, 2017
Here it is. The future of mainstream Hollywood cinema. A place where not only do comic book blockbusters and superhero movies dominate the children's film category, but they inevitably bleed into, and infect, "grown-up" cinema too.
June 14, 2017
This is a benign and good natured film. Even at the most oppressive moments, there will always be a wisecrack. The smart ass humour here is crucial. Without it, the film would have risked seeming too dry and too maudlin by turns.
June 12, 2017
A warm and heartfelt story that will be perfect for a quiet afternoon at the pictures.
June 8, 2017
Warm and heartfelt performances from the two principals are undercut by a formula that too readily reveals the outcome. Interesting workings fail to fully add up. Must do better next term.
April 20, 2017
Gifted may not have anything particularly enlightening to say about raising a precocious child, but as a tear jerker/crowd pleaser, it more than gets the job done.
April 14, 2017
Gifted won me over, body and soul, and the only thing I wanted to do when it came to an end was to find a way to watch it again right that very second.
April 14, 2017
The central question of Gifted is handled without much nuance, and while the film pulls on heartstrings, the clumsy storytelling lacks impact.
April 13, 2017
As scripted, Evelyn is too vicious to be persuasive, and Flynn undercuts her morally by stressing her lust for recognition.
April 13, 2017
Gifted is a charming, deeply human film, so much so that complaining about its often well-trod plot points strikes me as downright curmudgeonly.
April 12, 2017
A formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman's picture from a man's point of view.
April 11, 2017
"Gifted" is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker.
April 10, 2017
The film's heroine is extraordinarily gifted. The film itself, not so much.
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